Grateful Dead Live at Silver Stadium on 1987-07-02
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
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- 2004-07-12 09:39:22
- Rochester, NY
- Silver Stadium
Subject: Pepper Spray
Subject: Long Show
Subject: love it!
Subject: falling in love!
Subject: Meat and Potatoes
The scene: hometown show after seeing Kingswood Theater, and before heading off to JFK for the Dead/Dylan show the following week. It was like a mini high school event with all the people from Pittsford Sutherland. I made sure to park myself just behind my high school crush (Heather H., who was also featured in the Touch video) for the beginning of the show. Then I later wondered for open dancing space and such. Typical Rochacha weather - cloudy with rain on and off, but it wasn't cold, so it wasn't too horrible. I think this was the year my buddy's older brother pooped himself, he was so high.
The music: as I state above, solid playing from everyone. Bobby songs seem to be pretty good at this show. The Cassidy, LLR, and Watchtower all have great moments. But, in general, if you weren't there, this is nothing to write home about. Just a good solid late 80s upstate show with the boys.
Subject: Pitch is off
Subject: I was at this show too
Subject: Good show, weird sound quality
Subject: Good stuff to be found, but not as inspiring as both 6/26 & 6/30.
2nd Set: Speaking about making a musical imprint, there's lots of agreeable busyness during this "China." Things get rather shimmee-shimmee during the generous outro-jam...not amazing, but quality Jerry/Brent interplay. "Rider" is mellow but nice besides the always awesome 'sun will shine../wish I was a headlight' segment. "Samson" starts off a bit too chill, Bobby sings before its his turn...eh, a lack of vigor here. However, "LLR" is the next must tune of the show, it's ultra dramatic; bobby destroys his voice and Jerry points his notes to the sky. Oh yea, total "He's Gone" moment after those theatrics. It's a slow-burner, not fancy but would be haunting in a midnight sky. "Drums/Space" are rather muted, but pleasant nonetheless. Thematically it should lead to a uplifting "GDTRFB," which it is... but there are obvious strains of effort when it climaxes (4:30-5:20). A non-existant intro leads to the leftover bite from 6/26's "Watchtower." It's fine, but not a must-have. "Stella" cries for mercy, it's a lovely version tho a little less of the synth-effect wouldn't date it so much. Sugar isn't timeless rocking like 6/26/74, but it does its job.
We encore with just a sticky, just decent "Black."
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